<i>Primulina lechangensis</i> (Gesneriaceae), A new species from a limestone cave of northern Guangdong, China

  • Shou-Biao Zhou The Key Laboratory of Conservation and Employment of Biological Resources of Anhui, CN-241000, Wuhu
  • Xin Hong Gesneriad Conservation Center of China, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN-541006, Guilin
  • Wen Ma College of Life Sciences, Anhui Normal University, CN-241000, Wuhu
  • Fang Wen Gesneriad Conservation Center of China, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN-541006, Guilin
Keywords: <i>Primulina lechangensis</i>, New species, Gesneriaceae, Karst cave flora, China

Abstract

Primulina lechangensis (Gesneriaceae), a new species from northern Guangdong province in southern China is described and illustrated. Its morphology suggests affinities to P. longicalyx, but can be distinguished from similar taxon by several distinct characters including: smaller leaf blade (2.0-3.5 × 1.0-1.2 cm), base cuneate-attenuate; smaller bracts (1.0-1.5 × c. 0.15 cm); shorter calyx lobes (0.8-0.9 cm long) tuberculate inside; smaller corolla tube (c. 2 cm long), inflated in the middle and contracted near the mouth; shorter glabrous filaments (0.3-0.4 cm long), inserted 1.3-1.5 cm from base of corolla; stamens and staminodes glabrous; pistil 1.4-1.5 cm long, and capsule c. 1.5 cm long. This species is further exemplified by photographs, and a distribution map is presented.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21359

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(2): 187-191, 2014 (December)

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Zhou, S.-B., Hong, X., Ma, W., & Wen, F. (2014). <i>Primulina lechangensis</i&gt; (Gesneriaceae), A new species from a limestone cave of northern Guangdong, China. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 21(2), 187-191. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v21i2.21359
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